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So Close and Yet So Far

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.

 

Puzzle ID:#39353
Fun:*** (2.99)
Difficulty:*** (2.6)
Category:Riddle
Submitted By:aresII*us******

 

 

 



I saw the happy pair pass by,
Newly wed midst joy and acclamation,
One simple English word thought I,
Exactly summed the situation.
But years have passed and love is slain,
And now they go divergent ways,
For they have been divorced.
Again, one word quite fits the case.
The second word is like the first,
Two central letters just reversed.




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Comments

llamalady47
Nov 28, 2007

Tricky tricky!
emu77alu02us*
Dec 27, 2007

Really enjoyed the poem! Despite multiple attempts, I didn't solve it, but thought the answer was pretty clever. Good one
anion*
Dec 27, 2007

Awesome riddle!!! I did not get it but thought the answer was cool. Way to come up with such a good teaser and answer.

Keep up the great work and keep the riddles coming. I love to try them. I look forward to your next teaser.
lyndalee830**
Dec 27, 2007

great teaser!!! And yeaaa I got it...keep them coming
doeheadAus*
Dec 27, 2007

Excellent.Solved it on my second cup of java.
bradon182001*us*
Dec 27, 2007

That was the last thing I would have thought of to solve this riddle. Can;'t imagine how anyone would even come up with the given answers. This teaser reqlly had me going. Good job.
hradilv**
Dec 27, 2007

Very nice. Thanks.
tommysmo*
Dec 27, 2007

A good teaser and very well written. Good job!
agal1977*us*
Dec 27, 2007

I came up with UNITE & UNTIE . . . close enough!
harrypotter4444A*
Dec 27, 2007

nice
974999gecAus*
Dec 27, 2007

great job thanks! I didn't get it, but it really got me thinking...
2ndhandroseca*
Dec 27, 2007

Good One Really had me thinking (rare)

I just couldn't get the answer.

Enjoyed trying tho, nice poem?

Keep up good work!
2ndhandroseca*
Dec 27, 2007

I meant nice poem. Don't know how the question mark ended up
there. Sorry. R.
phyllisa*us*
Dec 27, 2007

Good riddle, easy for me.
oddreyus*
Dec 27, 2007

I enjoyed this one, though i couldnt come up with an answer for the life of me.
kay_rayAus
Dec 27, 2007

im not really into the riddles as much as quizzes, but this one is a very good exception. it was very cute and i liked it lots
nerdyiscool*us*
Dec 27, 2007

I liked it. Extra points for a great-sounding teaser!
SweetPotatoAus*
Dec 27, 2007

Creative, circumspect, and clever! I tried several solutions but none would fit the reversed letter requirement. Thanks for this one.
auntiesisAus*
Dec 27, 2007

I did not find this one too hard, just enough to make me excercise the little gray cells. Thanks
dolphinsecho1
Dec 27, 2007

My guess was Bliss & Bills. Too common
nowadays.
jabdrAus*
Dec 27, 2007

Great one Way too clever for me, but I really loved the answer
dogg6pound9Aus*
Dec 27, 2007

i thought about this one all day and could not even come up with a possibility... and then i see the answer and it is so befitting and so easy to overlook... very clever and creative... and a lyrical masterpiece... keep 'em coming ares... i'm looking forward to the next
mondayschild59Aus**
Dec 29, 2007

You lost me. I couldn't figure it out to save my soul. Great teaser. I'm sure I'm not the only one that missed it. Thanks for the post.

Monday~
adrianlvr1123*
Jan 31, 2008

OK, I'm the only one who has to say this but your riddle stink!!! I mena your other ones are great but this one, well.... you pretty much lost it!!! Ok yeah!1 DELETE THIS RIDDLE RIGHT AWAY!!!
adrianlvr1123*
Feb 02, 2008

WHAT I MEANT WAS THAT YOUR RIDDLES STINK!!!! I MEAN THAT MOST OF YOUR OTHER ONES ARE GREAT BUT THIS ONE, WELL..... GET SOME HELP!!!!!
parayikAus**
Apr 28, 2008

Really clever!! I got the first word but not the second.
wordmama*
Dec 27, 2010

I rarely get riddles, but for me this was language; I'm very aware of that pair of anagrams/antonyms, so I got the answer immediately--and the poem was great, too!! Thank you!
patiencewithaP*us*
Dec 27, 2010

Funny...I always notice these antonyms when typing but couldn't come up with it for the teaser! Great job!
Babe*
Dec 27, 2013

When you said the "happy pair" I thought you actually wanted us to think of two people, not a word. That was confusing it seems to me.
eighsseAus*
Dec 27, 2013

I noticed the "united"/"untied" phenomena when I was a kid, so this one came fairly easily to me. Good one, and the poem is written really well, too.
HABS2933Aca*
Dec 27, 2013

Though I did not solve it, I liked this teaser.. once I saw the answer it was *faceplam*! OF COURSE! How could I have missed it!
Maggiethe8th*us*
Dec 27, 2013

well done!



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